September is distracted driving month.
We apologize for not publishing the Crime Watch Report recently. The volunteer responsible is currently unavailable to create the report but anticipates being back with the next report in the first week of November.
One of my preferred enforcement practices was to use an unmarked car and drive in the right hand lane at or just under the speed limit. This gave me plenty of time to look at and into whatever passed by on my left. Vehicle defects, failing to wear a seatbelt, distracted driving and other things of interest to a traffic cop were often easily discovered.
The Shift into Winter campaign reminds B.C. drivers to be prepared and plan ahead for Mother Nature’s ultimate road test
Winter driving can more than double your risk of being in a motor vehicle crash in B.C. To help reduce the risk, the Shift into Winter campaign launched province-wide October 1 to remind drivers to be prepared and plan ahead.
My article on driving lights led to a number of requests to write a follow up article on fog lights. The original question involved vehicles that were driving with four lights on all the time and two of them were not being dimmed for oncoming traffic. Many readers were aware that the extra two lights were fog lights and not driving lights.
Oceanside Community Safety's Mike Garland speaks with The Lounge FM's Bill Dean discussing upcoming events.
During this time period the Oceanside RCMP received 301 complaints.
A reader has asked "What would happen to me if I was caught driving without a drivers licence?" It is a question that will expose serious consequences for you and the owner of the vehicle you are driving if it is not your own. I will confine my answer to the situation where you don't have a driver's licence either because you did not get one, it was expired or you did not have it properly reinstated after a suspension or prohibition.
The theme of Fire Prevention Week this year is "Learn the Sounds of Safety." Knowing the different sounds smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make and knowing what to do when an alarm sounds will keep you and your family safe. It's important that when an alarm makes noises – a beeping sound or a chirping sound – you take action. It's also the time to replace the battery in your smoke detector.
During this time period the Oceanside RCMP received 321 complaints.
My girls attend high school and daily I watch as many of these students fill their cars with friends while displaying the "N" reports a reader. They go on to say that they spoke to their girls about this and the girls said that these young people just ignore that stipulation because no one checks and it is a nuisance being allowed to only carry one passenger.